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Photo Release -- L'Auberge Casino Resort Lake Charles Unveils 754 Renovated Luxury Hotel Rooms and Suites

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LAKE CHARLES, La., May 14, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- L'Auberge Casino Resort in Lake Charles, La., a Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. property, held a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony today to announce the completion of a more than $20-million hotel room renovation project. The rooms personify casual elegance and include new suites and amenity upgrades. Phase two of the renovation will begin in September to complete renovation of the remaining hotel tower rooms and suites in the first half of 2014.

Lake Charles Mayor Randy Roach and SWLA Alliance President George Swift join L'Auberge Casino Resort Senior VP/General Manager Keith W. Henson and Pinnacle Entertainment Executive VP of Regional Operations Geno M. Iafrate along with members of the Chamber's Ribbon Cutting Committee in unveiling the resort's 754 newly renovated hotel rooms.


Newly renovated rooms at L'Auberge Casino Resort feature first class amenities including refrigerators, Keurig coffee machines, flat panel televisions and pillowtop mattresses.


Newly renovated rooms at L'Auberge Casino Resort feature upgraded amenities and warm, casually elegant decor; an inviting spot to enjoy breakfast in bed before exploring the property's many entertainment options.


Luxury and comfort combine for a relaxing stay in one of L'Auberge Casino Resort's newly renovated hotel rooms in Lake Charles, Louisiana.


Newly renovated Luxury hotel rooms at L'Auberge Casino Resort Lake Charles present an irresistible blend of comfort, convenience and elegance.


L'Auberge Casino Resort Lake Charles kicks off a busy summer travel season by unveiling 754 newly renovated hotel rooms. The $20-million plus renovation project presents rooms with a blend of luxury, comfort and convenience.


Photos accompanying this release are available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=18732, http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=18733, http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=18734, http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=18735, http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=18736 and http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=18737

The updated hotel rooms present an irresistible blend of comfort, convenience and elegance. First class amenities include oversized flat panel televisions, luxury bedding, pillow top mattresses, plush carpeting and more. Floor to ceiling windows offer spectacular views of the tropical pool area, Contraband Bayou or the lush golf course while highlighting the custom designed furnishings, woodwork and decor.

The renovation includes the addition of two new room categories; Royale and Marquis Suites are larger in size than Luxury Rooms with stunning views of Southwest Louisiana. The spacious yet intimate rooms feature upgraded amenities including refrigerators, Keurig brand coffee machines, make-up mirrors and complimentary robes and slippers. They are decorated with stately furnishings and elegant artwork from Louisiana artists, all with a focus on ensuring guest comfort. The extensive room renovation was completed utilizing a Lake Charles based contractor, KAP Construction.

"These rooms were designed with a focus on guest comfort with a unique blend of casual elegance and world class amenities," said Keith W. Henson, L'Auberge Lake Charles Senior Vice President and General Manager. He adds, "Coupled with top-name entertainment, non-stop gaming action, boutique shopping and award-winning dining, this extensive hotel renovation continues our focus on creating memorable experiences at L'Auberge."

"L'Auberge Casino Resort has been a major attraction for our region since its opening and has become a true resort destination for many visitors, conferences and events," said George Swift, SWLA Alliance President & CEO. He adds, "This reinvestment in the property solidifies L'Auberge as the must-see premier resort location on the Gulf Coast."

View a photo gallery of the newly renovated rooms here: PHOTO GALLERY

L'Auberge Lake Charles opened in 2005 with 750 hotel rooms and added a 250-room tower in 2008. The unique 26-story hotel complex offers spacious rooms, luxury suites, well-appointed Garden Suites and a private villa complex and is the largest hotel in Louisiana outside of New Orleans. The hotel features a casually elegant design, thoughtful in-room amenities and stunning views of Contraband Bayou or Contraband Bayou Golf Club.

For more information on room packages or to make a reservation, please visit www.mylauberge.com or call (866) 580-7444.

About L'Auberge Lake Charles

L'Auberge Casino Resort is located on 242 acres of land in Lake Charles, La., two hours from the Houston metropolitan area. This premier facility is ideal for the business traveler or guest looking for the ultimate in hospitality and dining experiences, plus non-stop gaming action. The property includes a 26-story hotel complex with approximately 1,000 spacious rooms and suites; an 18-hole golf course designed by Tom Fazio; 26,000 gross square feet of meeting space, including a full-service business center and landscaped terrace space plus outdoor poolside lawn; two resort swimming pools, lazy river and private cabana courtyard; full-service barber shop, salon, spa and cardio fitness center; retail stores; ten innovative dining outlets; beachside bar, grill and marina; and top-name entertainment. The expansive 70,000 square foot casino features Vegas-like gaming action with 70 table games and approximately 1,600 slot machines, including a luxurious 7-table Poker Room, VIP Lounge and elegant High Limit Salon.

To learn more about L'Auberge, call reservations at (866) 580-7444; visit www.mylauberge.com; or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/laubergedulac; or follow us on Twitter: @LAubergeLC .

A complete project fact sheet can be found at www.mylauberge.com; information on Pinnacle Entertainment's guest loyalty program is online at www.pinnaclemychoice.com.

About Pinnacle Entertainment

Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. owns and operates seven casinos, located in Louisiana, Missouri and Indiana. In addition, Pinnacle is redeveloping River Downs in Cincinnati, Ohio into a gaming entertainment facility and holds an approximate 23% ownership stake in Asian Coast Development (Canada) Ltd. (ACDL), an international development and real estate company currently developing Vietnam's first large-scale integrated resort on the Ho Tram Strip.

On December 20, 2012, the Company agreed to acquire Ameristar Casinos, Inc. in an all cash transaction valued at $26.50 per Ameristar share or total consideration of $2.8 billion including assumed debt. Ameristar owns and operates casino facilities in St. Charles near St. Louis, Missouri; Kansas City, Missouri; Council Bluffs, Iowa; Black Hawk, Colorado; Vicksburg, Mississippi; East Chicago, Indiana; and the Jackpot properties in Jackpot, Nevada.

Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol PNK. To learn more about Pinnacle Entertainment, please visit www.pnkinc.com.

CONTACT: Kerry Andersen Corporate Director of Media Relations & Public Affairs kandersen@pnkmail.com (337) 292-0725 or (337) 395-7631

Source:Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc.